We haven’t reviewed many accessories around here, the reason being the accessories that we fancy and consider worth your time, money and attention; either they aren’t easily available in Nepal or the price at which they are offered at isn’t really justified. That changes now with Accurate in the game — a Nepali brand that brings quality accessories at affordable prices.
Talking of which, the AL-36 Bluetooth earphones from Accurate at the asking price of Rs.1,990; is it good enough?
Comfortable and Stealthy
Since we’ve been seeing more and more phones infamously dumping the 3.5mm headphone jack and shifting towards proprietary connectors, a Bluetooth earphone is definitely a safe bet if you too are making a shift. Aesthetically speaking, the black color of the AL-36 (it’s available in Black only) is definitely stealthy and the fact that it’s lightweight makes it comfortable for prolonged usage. Talking about prolonged usage, the provided earbuds and hooks ensure a perfect fit in your ear and don’t feel uncomfortable over time which is a huge plus.
Good Endurance but Average Call Quality
Once fully charged, the AL-36 in-ear Bluetooth earphones will give you 7-8 hours of playback time and for those of you concerned, the idle battery drain is minimal. Furthermore, there are volume controls doubling as next/previous button with a dedicated button to place and pick calls which act as the play/pause button as well. Yes, you can take calls with it, thanks to a built-in microphone. But with the microphone placed on the neckband and resting around your collar bone, call clarity is decent but nothing that will blow you away as the voice on the other end sometimes sounds quite muffled to our liking.
Thumpy Bass and No Distortion
Now that everything else is done and dusted, let’s talk about what the earbuds are exactly built for, i.e. listening to the music. This is the department where the AL-36 truly shines — balanced sound with an ample amount of bass is what this earphone from Accurate excels at.
Regardless of what type of music you listen to, the AL-36 has got you covered and for others, there’s nothing that an equalizer can’t fix. The headphone has a balanced mid and highs, with a little extra going on for lows — that is thumpy bass. For all the bass heads or any music lover out there, when it comes to in-ear earphones, the Accurate AL-36 should pretty much suffice your need, keeping your budget in check.
The drivers are good and there’s no creaking or distortion even at the maximum volume. If you hate the earbuds dangling outside your ear, the earbuds stick together with magnets, making it a smartphone as well as a fashion accessory — a necklace of sorts.
Lastly, with the longest period of time that I have been rocking the AL-36, I highly recommend this Bluetooth earphone from Accurate and for a price of Rs. 1,990; it’s totally worth every single penny. Accurate might be new in the accessories market but it definitely packs in a lot of potentials and we suggest you look for other accessories as well and do let us know how you find them to be. For more accessories and tech, stay tuned to E-Nepsters.